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United Way of America


In 1887, Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Father William O'Ryan (Catholic Priest), Reverend Myron Reed (social gospel advocate), and Rabbi William Friedman of Congregation Emanuel founded Denver Charitable Organization Society. That organization evolved into the National United Way.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

A Legacy of Caring : Early Colorado Jewish Women, 1860-1930, 2004

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00003
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish women from Colorado who help set up as well as work in charitable orgnazitions in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2004 RMJHS Dinner.
Dates: 2004

Frances Wisebart Jacobs, between 1880-1890

Identifier: B063.08.0016.00002
Overview Frances Wisebart Jacobs in a oval photograph of her head and shoulders.
Dates: between 1880-1890

Mary Jacobs, between 1970-1979

Identifier: B063.04.0020.00073
Overview Mary Jacobs stands beside a podium holding flowers and a folded piece of paper. A United Way banner hangs from the front of the podium.
Dates: between 1970-1979

Mary Jacobs, between 1970-1979

Identifier: B063.04.0020.00074
Overview Mary Jacobs behind a podium speaking. A United Way banner hangs from the front of the podium.
Dates: between 1970-1979

United Way (Community Chest), 1887-2000

Identifier: B148.04.0005.0004
Overview Copies and originals of newspaper articles, newsletters, book chapters, and personal correspondence concerning the United Way and Frances Wisebart Jacobs. Frances Wisebart Jacobs along with a Catholic priest, a Protestant minister and a local rabbi founded the Denver Charity Organization society in 1887. The organization evolved into Community Chest and then intothe National United Way.
Dates: 1887-2000

Workshop of Jewish Family and Children's Service, 1967

Identifier: B063.04.0012.00023
Overview Mayor Currigan and John Kamlet at a Workshop of Jewish Family and Children's Services in Denver, Colorado. Tillye Levy and a representative of the United Way can be seen in the background.
Dates: 1967